Sharing Session

The Photobook Club

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dustin Shum
Hong Kong based documentary photographer, Dustin SHUM graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Photographic Design. In his work, Shum focuses on the relationship between individuals and urban spaces, the living conditions of local disadvantaged groups, and the transformation of Chinese cities and towns in a rapidly developing economy. Shum has exhibited widely, within Hong Kong and internationally, and his work is held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and many private collectors. His photographs have also been published in several photobooks, including Themeless Parks (2008) and BLOCKS (2014). In 2013. Shum co-founded The Salt Yard, an independent, artist-run exhibition space dedicated to photography, where he has curated a number of exhibitions by overseas and local photographers. The Salt Yard is also an online store dedicated to the art of photobook publishing. He often writes about photography under the pseudonym "Fotopiggie".
20.11 & 18.12.2021 (the third Saturday of every month)
In Cantonese
Assembly Point


The Photobook – something to touch, love, collect. A little universe within itself.

In collaboration with the publisher Thames and Hudson, The Photobook Club is a time and place to appreciate a wide range of photobooks from all over the world. A dialogue about photography in all its diversity.

Starting from this November, this monthly gathering will feature different artists, books, and topics, for generating sustained conversation and active interaction in the book reading, making, and collecting spheres.

In the first two afternoons facilitated by The Salt Yard founder Dustin Shum, we will read together over twenty works, featuring Saul Leiter, Dorothea Lange, Fabio Ponzio, Massimo Vitali, Edward Keating, Luigi Ghirri, Roy DeCarava, Martine Fougeron, and more!

Reading Themes (Book List)

#1 Windows to the world: books on documentary photography
#2 Abstraction of spaces: public and personal

We have chosen to gather at 1983, a place that feels like home, a space where we can engage with photography with our hands, eyes and minds.

Club members will be able to enjoy 20% off any purchases on

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